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Echoes of True Catholicism
On Thursday Dr. Marian Therese Horvat clearly illustrated that in their ridiculous quest for adaptation, Vatican II has done everything it can to extinguish the flame of reverence and sacrifice, casting off the wax of transcendency and tradition for the instant smokeless void of convenience. In so doing, they have tried to snuff out why God puts such importance on the symbols of His Love. as she explained in her column Votive Candles, Fire, and the Love of God.
Appreciating the Precious Gift of our Faith
Thursday we focused on examining our consciences prior to confession so that we can readily recall our transgressions and better help us understand why they are sinful and can work to avoiding those near occasions of sin in the future. Who needs a psychiatrist when you have the healing Sacrament of Penance. The only problem is that today it' easier, not cheaper, but easier to find a psychiatrist than a confessor - even on Saturday afternoon. We presented the second part of the Sacrament of Penance, in our 268th installment , Examination of Conscience.
The Great Sacrilege
Father James F. Wathen, O.S.J. has granted permission to publish his entire work which was first published by Tan Books in 1972, and which we urge you to read for everything he wrote back then is backed by the solid depositum fidei - the Sacred Deposit of the Faith and still holds true. It takes up where the Ottaviani Intervention left off as you saw in Thursday's issue when Father addressed the whole facade behind the over-exaggerated Rite of Peace that has become an excuse to elevate the social instead of the Immolated Lamb as Father explained in the third section of Part Fourteen of Chapter Four The Rite of Peace.
"Father, forgive them..."
Wednesday we brought you a commentary containing confidential e-mails which revealed that the cardinal of Los Angeles has no concern for souls but only his own hide. It illustrates clearly that the sooner he is decardinalized or defrocked the better as the media tide swells for his removal. We present what the media has uncovered, which could truly incriminate Cardinal Roger Mahony both legally and especially morally, clearly indicating he is not fit to be a shepherd as you could clearly see in Wolves in Shepherds' Clothing!
Pro Life Prescriptions
On Wednesday Dr. Frank Joseph illustrated how the ruthlessness of the old wild west is alive today for the culture of death wranglers are pushing blatant bias for abortion as pro-abort judges have clearly indicated on all counts! The culprits have been caught in the act and they've escaped time and time again. Where'd they go? They went thattaway! Towards perdition, pardner. Yep, the pro-life posse has very little chance against the pro-abort vigilanties who ride the range of the judicial system as bounty hunters against the unborn and the unsuspecting! He explained in his column Wanted: Dead or Aborted!
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen dealt with a topic that is very much on everyone's minds these days: war! He put it in perspective and related how today there are more wars and closer together and that whatever peace we might experience is just an interval between wars. And to think the Archbishop wasn't even taking about the war of Vatican II! He illustrated on Wednesday in War and peace
"By their fruits you shall know them"
Tuesday we continued the scripture-based piece by David May, first published in The Remnant which zeroed in on the problems of sodomy in the post-conciliar church. This series is intended to expose the bad fruits of Vatican II. The title is taken from Our Lord's undeniable words in Matthew 7: 18-20 in which He said, "A good tree cannot yield bad fruit, neither can a bad tree yield good fruit. Every tree that yieldeth not good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.". Through the good graces of editor Michael Matt, we presented in Tuesday's issue the second part of May's excellent essay Homosexuality, Pedophilia and the Priesthood.
Tuesday we presented an article by Chris Ferrara who stepped to the plate to launch one fast ball of facts after another at the wobbly-kneed Wanderer in response to the latter's attacks on Traditional Roman Catholicism and the resistance to post-conciliar novelties. Now with the latest revelations The Wanderer can only hide in the dugout of doubt, especially after being struck out by one of their own pitchers Pat Buchanan as we presented an article first run in The Remnant and which editor Michael Matt has graciously permitted us to reprint in Tuesday's issue titled Scalia and Buchanan "Suspend Obedience" to Novel Papal Teaching
On Tuesday, Tim Chichester, head of the Catholic Family Association of America, stated the solidly Catholic position that the failure of bishops to consistently and loudly teach that it is a grave sin to knowingly vote for pro-abortion politicians has resulted in their nurturing spiritual Frankensteins such as Gray Davis, a mold of which must be broken by the shepherds being shepherds and protecting their flocks by publicly denying the sacraments to those who persist in sin as he explained in Spiritual Frankensteins.
White Smoke, Black Fire!
Tuesday we began Part III - "The Shadowing" with the first episode of chapter seven in which Niki arrives in Rome inside a coffin in the bowels of a C-130 transport. In this episode we met for the first time a very pertinent character who will play a major role in the fight between the forces of good and the Legion of the Basilisk - Dr. Makuta Ogidi who discovers Niki hiding with the dead.
Doctors of the Church
We continue each Monday with a series begun Easter Monday in profiling each of the 33 great Doctors of the Church. This past Monday we featured the holy man from Syria, the man beloved by his people and one called the "Harp of the Holy Ghost" and a deacon who combatted heretical sects and Roman emperors, not by raising his voice in anger, but through Syriac poetry in winning the people to the Faith. His works are integral to the Syrian Church. We are speaking of Saint Ephrem
On Monday editor Michael Cain plunged right into the clean-up work necessary to rid the Church of the filth and muck created over the past 40 years. He expressed that this hopeful task is possible in presenting the solution necessary to clear up and clean out the problems that have so stopped up the Church since Vatican II. It can't be done by amateurs. Professional 'plumbers' are the only answer, men who have the integrity of the Faith to drive the demons from the clogged-up drains of reason and orthodoxy. Who are these specialized experts? He laid out the blueprint in his commentary Time to call in the 'Roto-Rooters' of Truth and Tradition!
Defending Catholic Truth and Tradition
Monday we began a series that will, in effect, begin in earnest next Monday when Atila Sinke Guimar„es, with Dr. Marian Therese Horvat assisting in translation and editing, will publish an orthodox, Traditional, true Roman Catholic response in seven installments (from April 15-May 6) to the flawed document "The Hebrew People in its Holy Scriptures and the Christian Bible" issued late last year by the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Commission. It created quite a stir with a horror story in the New York Times in late January. Guess what? Those horror stories are true! The only current English translation is the Preface, written by none other than the President of the Biblical and Theological Commission and the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. And so we presented the Preface to The Hebrew People...
This Weekend in Church History
Rome breaks with the eldest daughter of the Church
Saint John Bosco
"You should bear patiently the bad temper of other people, the slights, the rudeness that may be offered you. Endure without complaining, the heat, the cold, the wind, the rain. When you are weary, don't give way to bad temper yourself. Bear any illness with resignation, even thanksgiving to God in your heart."
"Do not imitate those who decieve themselves by saying: 'I will sin and then go to confession.' How do you know that you will have time to make your confession? Is it not madness to wound oneself, in the hope that a doctor will be found who will heal the wound?"
211 years ago Saturday in 1791 in the midst of the terrible French Revolution, Pope Pius VI issued his historic encyclical Charitas to the Bishops of France ensuring they not take the civil oath. Because of this, Pius VI was forced to break with France and Napoleon would retaliate by invading Rome and arresting the Pontiff, forcing the Holy See to pay a huge sum of money and many treasured works of art.
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
Commemoration of the Day's Saints
[V.] Precious in the sight of the Lord.From Morning Prayers in St. Andrew's Missal
For prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
[R.] Is the death of His saints.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede for us with the Lord, that we may merit to be succoured and preserved by Him, Who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen.
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LITURGY OF SAINTS
FRIDAY, April 12:
Historical feast of Pope Saint Julius I, 35th successor of Peter who died on April 12, 352 and Saint Sabbas who was martyred twenty years later in 372.
SATURDAY, April 13:
Traditional Feast of Saint Hermengild who was martyred in 585. In the new the feast of Pope Saint Martin I, 74th successor of Peter who died in 665. Historical feast of Blessed Margaret of Castello, Virgin who died in 1320.
SUNDAY, April 14:
Traditionally the Second Sunday after Easter. In the new the Third Sunday of Easter. Traditional Feasts of Saint Justin, who was marytred in 165, Saint Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus, all martyred in 230. Valerian was the bridegroom of Saint Cecilia and converted rather than defiling her. Also the historical feast of Saint Lydwina, Virgin who died in 1433. She is considered Patroness of Ice Skaters.
For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections
MONDAY, April 15:
Historical feasts of Saints Anastasia and Basillissa who died in 68 A.D. and Saint Paternus, Bishops who died in 550.